Olivia Bax (b.1988, Singapore) lives and works in London. She studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, London from 2007 to 2010, and will complete an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2016. Bax’s practice investigates the space between two and three dimensionality. Her interest in surface and texture informs her choices in materials. She forms a language constituted of repeated marks, signs and patterns. Bax challenges the rigidity imposed by material constrictions and rules in order to break limitations. This approach to studio practice results in an expansion of sculptural entities. It becomes a cohesive body of work hinting at other possibilities, suggesting that her work is alive and in a state of flux.
Bax’s recent exhibitions include Signs of the City, The Drawing Room in association with UBM, London (2013); Unfurled, a solo exhibition at The Foundry Gallery, London (2012); Structural Shift, a solo exhibition at Moorhouse, London (2011); and Part III of III projects by Gallerie IFF, U8 Projects, Komaki, Japan (2011). She was awarded a full fellowship residency at Vermont Studio Centre, USA in 2013 following her participation at the Triangle Workshop in Brooklyn, New York in 2012. Bax was a studio assistant to Sir Anthony Caro from 2010 – 2013. In 2013 she became the Co-Art Editor for the quarterly magazine, Ambit. www.oliviabax.co.uk
Last updated: 24.09.2014